• 20
    Apr

Weekly News Roundup: April 20- April 24, 2009

Wrapping up this week's art, antiques and collectibles news is an update on the use of antiques in contemporary interior design, a WWII bravery medal awarded to a dog and Jean Cocteau memorabilia slated for auction next week. From The New York Times: Well on in Years, But Never Out of Date The Times' weekly antiques section discusses...

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  • 20
    Apr

Auction Report: Skinner Asian Art Sale

On April 24 and 25, Skinner Auctioneers & Appraisers will present in its Boston salesrooms the Asian Works of Art Sale. Skinner has specialized in Asian works of art for more than 20 years. This auction will offer fine furniture and decorative arts from Asia and the South Seas including Chinese, Korean and Japanese glass, pottery, netsuke, porcelain,...

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  • 20
    Apr

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – April 20, 1943

Lt. Reichard's WWII Diary Project : On January 1, 2009, WorthPoint began a three year project following the life of a WWII soldier through the daily pages of his diary. To read about the inception of this project, or to add your own comments, click here. Tuesday,  April 20, 1943 [caption id="attachment_2481387" align="alignright" width="200" caption="April 20, 1943 Diary...

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  • 20
    Apr

With Gold Sale Parties, It’s Caveat Venditor, Not Emptor

In these tough economic times, individuals are considering selling objects, such as antiques and collectibles, they no longer need to obtain much needed cash. Items made from precious metals and possibly containing precious and semiprecious stones are high on the list. Hosting a “Gold Party” has become a national phenomenon. The classic cautionary warning of “if it sounds...

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  • 20
    Apr

Antique Maps: Roads to the Past

Antique maps are a connection between the past and present. These often striking collectibles show how the world was or was perceived decades and even centuries ago. Roads long since overgrown, countries long since swallowed by neighbors, tiny villages now sprawling metropolises, antique maps give us a glimpse into yesterday. What is an antique map? To be considered...

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  • 19
    Apr

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – April 19, 1943

Lt. Reichard's WWII Diary Project : On January 1, 2009, WorthPoint began a three year project following the life of a WWII soldier through the daily pages of his diary. To read about the inception of this project, or to add your own comments, click here. [voxant 3678575] Monday,  April 19, 1943 [caption id="attachment_2481257" align="alignright" width="200" caption="April 19,...

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  • 18
    Apr

Harry Rinker on Books

In this edition of Ask Harry Rinker on WorthPoint, Harry discusses all aspects of book collecting and how to determine their value. Host - Mary Brenneman, WorthPoint's VP of content Send your questions for Harry to news@worthpoint.com. harry-rinker-on-books1 Subscribe to this Podcast

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  • 18
    Apr

Auction Report: Sloans & Kenyon Spring Estate Sale

Sloans & Kenyon Auctioneers and Appraisers hails spring with a 300-plus lot estate sale in its Chevy Chase, Md., salesroom. All bases are covered from fine art, furniture, silver, decorative arts and porcelain. Low estimates reflect the current financial market more than the quality of the items, making this a real buyers’ market sale. It weighs in heavily...

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  • 18
    Apr

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – April 18, 1943

Lt. Reichard's WWII Diary Project : On January 1, 2009, WorthPoint began a three year project following the life of a WWII soldier through the daily pages of his diary. To read about the inception of this project, or to add your own comments, click here. [voxant 3678282] Sunday,  April 18, 1943 [caption id="attachment_2481358" align="alignright" width="200" caption="April 18,...

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  • 17
    Apr

Auction Report: GoAntiques Preferred Auction

In an effort to highlight the art, antiques and collectibles our GoAntiques sellers have to offer, GoAntiques is launching its new Preferred Auction. The auction, featuring a great selection designed to fit every wallet and taste, will be held in conjunction with Proxibid on April 19 with bidding to begin at noon EDT. As Will Seippel, founder and...

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